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William O. (Bill) Berry, Ph.D.
Director, Board on Global Science & Technology, National Academies' National Research Council
Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Laboratories & Basic Sciences and Director for Basic Research
Dr. William O. (Bill) BerryWilliam O. (Bill) Berry is an independent science consultant providing science and science policy advice to national and international organizations.From January 2011 to July 2014 he was Director of the Board on Global Science and Technology at the U.S. National Academies' National Research Council.
The board's charge was to oversee activities to assess the implications for U.S. policy makers of global advances in science and technology.
Previously, Dr. Berry was a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University where he taught and conducted research at the interface of science, technology and national security policy.At the U.S. Department of Defense, he served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Laboratories and Basic Sciences and Director for Basic Research where he was responsible for providing scientific leadership, management oversight, policy guidance and coordination of the basic research programs of the military and defense research agencies.
In addition, he was responsible for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and workforce issues, policy for grants, policy for defense laboratories and international science and technology programs.
Dr. Berry served as the U.S. Principal Member on the NATO Research and Technology Board and as the U.S.
Washington Deputy for The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
He served as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science Technology and Engineering and Director of the Washington Office of the Air Force Research Laboratory following a long career at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research where he directed the Air Force's basic research programs in chemistry, life, and environmental sciences.Dr. Berry earned a BS in Biology from Lock Haven University, a MAT in Zoology from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Vermont.Dr. Berry's research publications are in the fields of environmental toxicology, neuroscience, international collaboration, science and technology policy and national security policy.
The announcement came after warrants were issued for deputy William Berry, now of the Teller County Sheriff's Office, and Sgt.
The district attorney's office plans to file formal charges against Berry, which likely would include unlawful purchase of firearms, theft and embezzlement of public property, all felonies, as well as unauthorized transfer of a firearm and first-degree official misconduct, both misdemeanors.
The agent told Mendoza that Berry claimed the firearm was confiscated from a defendant who was in the country illegally.
Prior to their alleged removal from evidence, Berry approached the victim offering to buy the firearms for $500.
Because they belonged to her partner who was recently deported, she agreed.
Hartman was implicated in the investigation by another witness who alleged the former sergeant, as one of two custodians of the evidence room, assisted Berry in signing out the firearms without the presence of the owner.
AAAS - Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy